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APRIL 2021

 

 

07

 

April

 

Prof. David Howarth, together with Prof. Judith Clifton and Prof. Daniel Diaz Fuentes (University of Cantabria) published an edited volume titled Regional Development Banks in the World Economy with Oxford University Press.

Prof. David Howarth co-authored two chapters in this volume: "Regional Development Banks in the World Economy" (with Judith Clifton and Daniel Diaz Fuentes) and "Regional Development Banks and the promotion of Public-Private Partnerships" (with Moritz Liebe).

 

 

 

07

 

April

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia published "The European Investment Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: incumbents and challengers in the field of regional development banking", in Clifton, J. et al., eds., Regional Development Banks in the World Economy with Oxford University Press.

 

 

MARCH 2021

 

 

25

 

March

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia authored a peer-reviewed article entitled "Using Business Models beyond business" in the World Journal of Business Management. In the article she reframes business models through a non-entrepreneurial lens and proposes a new archetype with generalized applicability to all organizations, facilitating the study of non-profit making organisations. 

 

 

 

15

 

March

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia authored a peer-reviewed article in Greek reviewing aspects of the relevance and application of the EUR 550 million Hellenic Plan for the Economic Reconstruction of the Balkans (HiPERB), that Greece provided for the reconstruction, development and integration of South-Eastern Europe after the hostilities in the 1990s', published in the Review of decentralisation, local government and regional development.

 

 

 

03

 

March

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by the Revue on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the breakup of Yugoslavia.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2021

 

 

18

 

February

 

Prof. David Howarth published a peer-reviewed book chapter entitled "Comment expliquer les reformes du secteur financier en Europe: acteurs, idées ou institutions", in S. Saurugger and P. Hassenteufel, eds. (2021) Les Politiques Publiques dans la Crise, Presses de Sciences Po. 

 

 

 

22

 

February

 

Prof. David Howarth, with Prof. Joachim Schild of the University of Trier, published a peer-reviewed journal article entitled 'Nein to "Transfer Union": the German brake on the construction of a European Union fiscal capacity', in the Journal of European Integration

 

 

JANUARY 2021

 

 

21

 

January

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was the "Invité vum Dag" on Radio 100,7, commenting on the inauguration of US President Joe Biden.

 

 

 

07

 

January

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen shared his views on the events unfolding in the United States with the RTL News.

 

 

 

07

 

January

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by Delano on the events unfolding in the United States.

 

 

 

01

 

January

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić shared his views on the upcoming political events in 2021 in an interview titled "Dramatic shift: Tough choices ahead" and published on p.56 of the magazine Delano.

 

 

 

01

 

January

 

The Institute of Political Science welcomes Henriette Heimbach, who will write her doctoral thesis on the Franco-German Assembly.

 

 

DECEMBER 2020

 

 

30

 

December

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer was interviewed by Phoenix on the House of Commons vote on the EU-UK trade agreement.

 

 

 

19

 

December

 

The Institute of Political Science congratulates Prof. Joana Mendes and Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer for the award of an Institute of Advanced Studies grant for the EMULEG project that will analyze the accountability of central banks and the legitimacy of their decisions in the context of central bank independence.

 

 

 

10

 

December

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia organized an international workshop "Italy and the European Investment Bank". The workshop was organized by the Institute of Political Science and the Robert Schuman Initiative, in cooperation with the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies of the University of Padova. The workshop took place remotely due to the Covid-19 measures. It was the second leg of the Conference “Analyzing the European Investment Bank: Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the past, present and future of the world’s biggest lender”, which took place at the University of Luxembourg 10-11 July 2019.

 

 

 

10

 

December

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was interviewed by RTL Radio about the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in connection with International Human Rights Day.

 

 

 

01

 

December

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić published a peer-reviewed article titled “Football activism as political contention: Contextual determinants of membership in the association of supporters of Hajduk Split” in the December issue of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

 

 

 

01

 

December

 

Prof. David Howarth, Dr. Helen Kavvadia, together with Profs. Judith Clifton and Daniel Díaz-Fuentes of the University of Cantabria, published a book chapter on "The role of the European Investment Bank in Times of COVID-19", edited by D.A McDonald, T. Marois, and D. Barrowclough (2020) Public Banks and Covid-19: Combatting the Pandemic With Public Finance. Municipal Services Project (Kingston) and UNCTAD (Geneva).

 

 

NOVEMBER 2020

 

 

20

 

November

 

Prof. David Howarth and Aneta Spendzharova published "Delivering Value for Money? The problematic accountability of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM)", in Stephenson, P. et al., eds. Financial Accountability in the European Union Institutions, Policy and Practice, London: Routledge. 

 

 

 

19

 

November

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić organized a PhD Conference in Social Sciences for the doctoral students of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. In six panels, FHSE PhD students covered a variety of topics in areas from political science and sociology to geography and linguistics. The conference has been held online over Webex.

 

 

 

18

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen hosted the second of two webinars on "Is There A Future for Multilateralism? The Challenges of Global Governance in the 21st Century" under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights.

 

 

 

11

 

November

 

Prof. David Howarth and prof. Lucia Quaglia from the University of Bologna presented "Failing Forward in Economic and Monetary Union: Explaining Weak Eurozone Financial Support Mechanisms" at a Princeton University webinar.

 

 

 

10

 

November

 

Dr. Michal Mochtak, Prof. Josip Glaurdić, and Dr. Christophe Lesschaeve published a peer-reviewed article titled “Talking war: Representation, veterans and ideology in post-war parliamentary debates” in the journal Government & Opposition.

 

 

 

06

 

November

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by Radio 100,7 on the subject of the 2020 US Presidential election.

 

 

 

05

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen gave a follow-up interview on the RTL evening news concerning the US elections.

 

 

 

04

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was "Invité vum Dag" on Radio 100,7, speaking on the US elections.

 

 

 

04

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen participated together with three Luxembourgish MEPs in a webinar on the US elections organized by the European Parliament Office in Luxembourg.

 

 

 

04

 

November

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by Delano on the subject of the 2020 US Presidential election.

 

 

 

02

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen gave an interview to Paperjam on the subject of the US elections.

 

 

OCTOBER 2020

 

 

31

 

October

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by the Croatian daily Glas Slavonije on the subject of Covid-19 measures implemented in Luxembourg and the region.

 

 

 

31

 

October

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was interviewed on the RTL evening news on the subject of the US elections.

 

 

 

27

 

October

 

The Institute of Political Science congratulates Prof. Robert Harmsen on receiving the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award for the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

 

 

 

22

 

October

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen hosted the first of two webinars on "Is There A Future for Multilateralism? The Challenges of Global Governance in the 21st Century” under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights.

 

 

 

15

 

October

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer published a new book chapter discussing the state of emergency in Luxembourg, how it compares to other countries and how it was debated by different political parties in The Ends of Humanities - Volume 2: Self and Society in the Corona Crisis (Melusina Press).

 

 

 

09

 

October

 

The Institute of Political Science welcomes Dr. Lindsay Flynn, who has been appointed the FNR Attract Fellow and will join the Institute in early 2021.

 

 

 

01

 

October

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer, Prof. David Howarth and Moritz Rehm organized a virtual workshop on “Reforming the Institutions of Eurozone Governance”. Twelve papers were presented covering a range of topics such as the democratic deficit of Eurozone governance, the reform of the European Stability Mechanism, the role of the European Investment Bank or the recent jurisprudence on the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

 

30

 

September

 

Elisabeth Epping published a peer-reviewed article titled “Lifting the smokescreen of science diplomacy: Comparing the political instrumentation of science and innovation centers” in the journal Humanities and Social Sciences Communications.

 

 

 

17

 

September

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer was interviewed by L’Essentiel Radio on the state of the Brexit negotiations: "Reprise des négociations sur le Brexit".

 

 

 

01

 

September

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia co-authored a peer-reviewed article titled “Funding Economic Development and the Role of National Development Banks: The case of Cyprus” and published it in World Economics Journal.

 

 

 

01

 

September

 

Laura Pierret, a new Institute PhD student, started working within the Institute of Political Science. Laura is funded through the FNR and is working on the concept of moral hazard in EU economic governance debates.

 

 

 

01

 

September

 

Prof. David Howarth's FNR-Core funded project Building Effective European Bank Supervision has been launched. 

 

 

AUGUST 2020

 

 

26

 

August

 

Prof. David Howarth was interviewed by the Luxemburger Wort for an article on European capital markets: “Mehr „Punch“ für Europa: Der Kapitalmarkt auf dem alten Kontinent bleibt zersplittert – Eine neue Initiative soll das nun ändern”.

 

 

 

25

 

August

 

Dr. Christophe Lesschaeve presented a paper on the role of political parties in moderating inequality in opinion congruence between voters and political elites in Belgium at the ECPR General Conference (virtual event).

 

 

 

20

 

August

 

Dr. Michal Mochtak published a peer-reviewed article titled “Mythologizing war: Legacies of conflict in Croatian parliamentary debates” in the Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.

 

 

 

08

 

August

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer was interviewed by De Reporter on Luxembourg’s role in the EU.

 

 

JULY 2020

 

 

25

 

July

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by the Croatian daily Jutarnji list on the subject of consequences of the 2020 parliamentary election in Croatia.

 

 

 

25

 

July

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer gave an interview to the Helsingin Sanomat on the response of the Luxembourgish government to the coronavirus crisis: "Luxemburg painoi koronatartunnat jo kertaalleen nollaan – nyt asukasluvultaan Helsingin kokoisessa pikkuvaltiossa todetaan sata tartuntaa päivässä”.

 

 

 

24

 

July

 

The Institute of Political Science congratulates Henriette Heimbach for the award of an AFR grant to pursue her doctoral studies at the University of Luxembourg. She will research the recent creation of the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly under the supervision of Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer.

 

 

 

17

 

July

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer provided extensive commentary (1, 2, 3) on the negotiations of the EU’s multiannual financial framework and the Covid-19 recovery fund for Phoenix TV.

 

 

 

09

 

July

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia published a peer-reviewed article titled “From a policy bank to a crowding-in bank: The development of the European Investment Bank in the last ten years, as seen through its business model” in the journal Croatian Regional Development Journal.

 

 

JUNE 2020

 

 

30

 

June

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen published a chapter on "L'université et les droits fondamentaux", in Jörg Gerkrath (dir.), La défense des droits et libertés au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg: Rôle, contribution respective et concertation des organes impliqués (Larcier).

 

 

 

23

 

June

 

Together with several colleagues at the Hertie School, Elisabeth Epping published an article on the challenges of organizing academic conferences in times of the coronavirus pandemic: "Conferences and international collaboration revisited in times of the coronavirus: Experiences from a digital transition and lessons for the future".

 

 

 

22

 

June

 

Dr. Michal Mochtak lectured at the online summer school "World in Transition and Central European Transformation" organized by Masaryk University in the Czech Republic.

 

 

 

17

 

June

 

Prof. David Howarth was interviewed by the Luxemburger Wort for an article on the German Constitutional Court and its decision on bond purchases by the ECB: “Tickende Zeitbombe: Ein Urteil des deutschen Verfassungsgerichts wirft existenzielle Fragen für die Europäische Union auf”.

 

 

 

01

 

June

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić and Dr. Christophe Lesschaeve, together with their collaborator from the Institute of Economics in Zagreb Maruška Vizek, published a peer-reviewed article titled “Consolidated democracy advantage: Political instability and sovereign spreads in the EU” in the journal Comparative European Politics.

 

 

MAY 2020

 

 

01

 

May

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen gave an interview to Paperjam on the subject of the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic.